Dolly Parton seems to bring joy wherever she goes. And now the legendary country musician has a festive holiday bakeware collection for Williams Sonoma to pair with her upcoming “Holly Dolly Christmas” album.
Parton sprinkles her signature style on the holiday items. Take, for example, the Christmas oven mitt and potholder set ($39.95), adult apron (sold out already!) and child’s apron ($24.95) she designed in a patchwork of red and green solids, plaids, and patterns of snowflakes, stars, holly and ivy. They are inspired by the “coat of many colors” her mother made her from scrap fabric as a child, which in turn led her to write a song of the same name.
“My mama made me a little coast of rags that I was so proud of. Of course, the song has a deeper meaning. It’s about family, being proud of who you are, about acceptance, that sort of thing,” Parton said in a video showcasing the new collection. “Baking can remind us to celebrate differences and what makes us special.”
The Dolly Parton Cookie Cutter Set ($29.95) includes eight stainless steel cookie cutters shaped like a guitar, log cabin, musical note, butterfly, star, angel, wreath and Christmas tree. The set also has 12 icing bags, four decorating tips and a plastic coupler.
Parton said in another promotional video for Williams Sonoma that the set was inspired by the annual holiday cookie baking and decorating night she has with her nieces and nephews.
You can also buy a sugar cookie mix ($16.95) if you’d rather not make your own cookies from scratch or just want to see what Dolly’s favorite sugar cookie tastes like. This one uses bourbon vanilla and sea salt.
If you’d rather skip the baking and decorating and go right to eating, you can also buy a two-pack of iced guitar cookies ($10.95) made to look like Parton’s real guitar.
And you can really splurge and get a pre-made gingerbread house ($129.95) decorated to look like the Tennessee two-room log cabin Parton grew up in with her 11 siblings. Its roof is covered in fortune cookie shingles and the detailed exterior has royal icing siding, sprinkle trimmings, gumdrop shrubbery and pretzel doors, logs, and shutters. You can even personalize the cabin with a nameplate, like you can with other Williams Sonoma products.
In addition to Christmas-themed items, Parton’s No Kid Hungry tea towel ($12.95) and spatula ($14.95) with her signature butterfly are also for sale at Williams Sonoma. Thirty percent of the sales from these items go towards the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end U.S. childhood hunger.
Can we have one of everything?
As usual, Parton doesn’t seem to take time off. Besides creating this bakeware collection and her first Christmas album in 30 years, Parton remains committed to her Imagination Library children’s book charity and other philanthropic efforts. After she made the “Christmas at Dollywood” Hallmark movie and celebrated the 50th anniversary of her induction into the Grand Ole Opry last year, she will have a new Christmas movie out on Netflix in November called “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.”
Sounds like she deserves to enjoy one of her own sugar cookies while putting her feet up for a bit!